A Worthwhile Visit to Ancient Olympia and Modern Olympia
The archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is located at the foot of the Kronion Hill. Set in a valley between two rivers, it has become one of the most popular and famous sites in Greece.
Set aside at least two to four hours to ensure ample time to enjoy both the ruins and the museum, as there is so much to see.
Let your mind go back in time and imagine the athletes competing in the Ancient Olympic Games in this most special place.
Steps away from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia is modern Olympia, a stunning town surrounded by charming countryside dotted with hotels and tavernas.
Stroll through the town’s bustling streets, enjoy shopping in the boutiques, have a drink or a coffee and do some people watching.
Visitors will find a collection of souvenir and gift shops filled with replicas of ancient Greek art.
No visit to Greece would be complete without touring the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and a stroll through Modern Olympia.